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1970s Aria Pro II PE-190 Archtop Jazz Guitar w/Dearmond 1100 Pickup - $2,950 (Collingswood NJ)

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If you're reading this ad it's still for sale, so please don't ask.

You don't see these every day, a vintage 1970s top of the line Aria Pro II PE-190 Robert Conti Model Jazz Guitar w/floating gold plated Dearmond 1100 pickup, the most desirable vintage floating pickup ever made. The PE-190 is basically the same guitar as the PE-180 but the 180 has 2 built in pickups, I have a PE-180 in similar condition I'm considering selling as well. It was made in the Aria factory and marked Goya for distribution purposes but is the exact same guitar.
This guitar is in super clean all original condition save for a nice wooden pickguard w/volume and tone controls that replaced the old deteriorated plastic guard. The tone control gives more variation than the orig single volume configuration. A little finish/binding cracking but only in the cutaway [almost all of these old Arias have this but usually much much worse w/cracking and chipping all over the entire guitar, this one is beautifully preserved] Lovely sunburst finish over the maple body, Gibson style ebony bridge and fingerboard with mother of pearl inlays including beautiful tree of life headstock, gold plated parts including L-5 style tailpiece. There is a factory finish flaw near the nut that is under the clear coat. This is not a repair but a factory flaw in the sunburst that doesn't affect the guitar. The vintage gold Dearmond pickup itself is worth about $1000. It looks, plays and sounds fabulous, like a much more expensive guitar, in fact the original price was comparable to a Gibson L-5 of the era. 17" wide lower bout and 25.5" scale like an L-5. These old Aria archtops have beautifully consistent great feeling Gibson '59ish neck shapes unlike vintage Gibsons which are all over the place depending on the year/period. Comes w/new TKL case.
Inquire about the PE-180 I'm considering selling.
$2950, yes I still have it

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